Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2027
Funerary inscription of Archpresbyter Luparius of Bologna (Northern Italy).
In pace domini / tumulo in isto / requiescunt membra / archipresb<y=I>teri / nomine Lupari / athle(t)a Christ(i)
(ed. Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-204022015)
The body of the archpresbyter named Luparius, the athlete of Christ, reposes in this grave in the peace of the Lord.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


The epitaph, originally in the monastery of S. Michele in Busclo, has been lost. The title "archpresbyter" suggests a later period, perhaps the 7th century, as suggested in PCBE.

Place of event:

  • Italy north of Rome with Corsica and Sardinia
  • Bologna

About the source:

Origin: Bologna (Italy north of Rome with Corsica and Sardinia)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Trismegistos no. 517848.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-204022015.
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 11, 762.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1124.
PCBE Italie 2: Luparius.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Functions within the Church - Archpresbyter
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2027,